Monday's New England Patriots Links 8/22

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August 22, 2011 at 09:43am ET

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A bit of a late start on this Monday morning, but here are today's collection of links:

Nicole Auerbach of the Boston Globe has an article this morning on Will Yeatman, who - like Bill Belichick - made the transition from lacrosse to football.

Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald files her 'notebook' this morning, and leads off with the fact the Patriots brought back tight end Garrett Mills, four years after drafting him and losing him after he was claimed off waivers by the Vikings.

Guregian also has a good article on the defense, who she writes 'played a game in which you saw an opposing quarterback terrified and running for his life' Thursday night.

Monique Walker of the Boston Globe has an article on Andre Carter, who is eager to improve on his impressive performance from Thursday night.

Mike Reiss has an article this morning on Tom Brady, who was on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan earlier and said he likes what he's seen from the defense so far through two games.

Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe takes another look at the Buccaneers game and has a terrific breakdown, taking an in-depth look at each position.

Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald has a great article on Shaun Ellis, who has now switched sides in the Jets/Patriots rivalry.

Christopher Price of WEEI has his most recent roster projection, and has some interesting scenarios in this piece.

Jeff Howe of reports that the Patriots released Bret Lockett on Sunday with the intention of claiming him off waivers and placing him on injured reserve after he suffered a torn groin and abdomen in the win over the Buccaneers Thursday night.

Ian Rapoport has a blog entry on defensive lineman Kyle Love, who apparently had an interesting nickname back in college.

Nick Underhill of wonders whether or not the Patriots should pay up and give Wes Welker a contract extension.

That defense could potentially without Albert Haynesworth this season, as Laurel Sweet of the Boston Herald writes that he could be sidelined for the 2011 campaign depending on how his trial for his sexual assault on a waitress goes.

Michael Silver has a touching article this morning on Robert Kraft, who revealed that he's "messed up" now that his 'sweetheart' is gone.  It's a little long, but I definitely recommend taking the time to read it.

Mike Reiss writes that Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth acknowledged her passing last night during the Sunday night broadcast, and had some kind words to offer.

There's an interesting take in the New York Post this morning on Bill Belichick, who recently said he didn't make the moves to counter the Jets after losing back in January.  It's an article with an obvious New York bias, which you may want to read - provided you don't get irritated too easily.

Another interesting article in the Tampa Bay Tribune this morning on the fact that Thursday's beating by the Patriots caused head coach Raheem Morris to make changes over the weekend to challenge his team to respond after the way they played.

The Tampa Tribune also has an article wondering if Mason Foster will be fined for the hit he put on Chad Ochocinco, although it's interesting that there isn't an article anywhere on the fact Devin Holland should be fined for the helmet-to-helmet shot he put on Danny Woodhead.

And finally - since this train is never late - has an article on the fact that Brady and his wife Gisele are the world's highest paid couple.  Part of that had to do with Brady's contract extension last year, but you can read the article if you want more details.